President George Bush on port security:
"It sends a terrible signal around the world that it's okay for a company from one country (Great Britain) to manage the ports but not a country that has a good track record from another part of the world (United Arab Emirates)... "
Comedian Bill Maher:
"What happened to everything changed after 9/11?
"What happened to they only have to be right once but we have to be right all the time?
"If this is such a good idea, how would Bush would feel if we said Okay--let's have your Secret Service detail be taken over by the United Arab Emirates?
"If it's okay for all the rest of us, lets have the Arabs protect you ... and just hope that ticking sound is Dick Cheney's pace maker.
"Who's kidding who?"